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Louise Heginbotham3 years ago

Have a great night at these local hotspots!

Tired of going to your regular restaurant every Friday night? If routine has burrowed you into the same place, same food and same atmosphere every week, maybe it’s time to try something new? Luckily, you live in Newcastle—where there’s no shortage of amazing restaurants. We’ve taken to the streets to find some of the most unique dinner venues across the city, where you can expect delicious food, great service and an all-around fantastic vibe. If you’re on the hunt for a new place to make your favourite hangout, try the restaurants below—you won’t be disappointed!

Are the takeaway containers piling up at home much too quickly for your liking? Instead of ordering in this weekend, why not head out and explore the amazing city that is Newcastle. We’ve found some unique restaurants that are a bit different from the usual spots. From fancy French cuisine through to waterfront views and fine dining with a casual twist, we’ve found them all!


Want to start your night with a few drinks and some Tapas? Head over to this Newcastle restaurant for some awesome food in a chilled atmosphere.


Depot on Beaumont

Try one of their amazing desserts you can’t get anywhere else, The Depot Restaurants – Newcastle

Whether you’re dining with someone special or just want to hang out and have a few drinks with friends, you’ll love the vibrant and laidback atmosphere of Depot on Beaumont. Offering a blend of Australian cuisine along with delicious and moreish Spanish tapas, you’re sure to love it all. With an extensive wine, cocktail and beverage list, all you have to do it sit back, relax and enjoy yourselves!

At Depot on Beaumont you can indulge in lunch or dinner, finished off with an amazing dessert. Just a few delicious dishes you can choose from include pork belly with parsnip and kale, slow-cooked New England lamb shoulder and Australian king prawns—amazing! Be sure to book a table today for a relaxing dining experience.
Where: 104 Beaumont St, Hamilton NSW 2303


After something a bit more relaxed? We have the perfect place to take the family.

Jessie’s on the Water

Have dinner with a view, Jessie's on the Water - Newcastle
Have dinner with a view, Jessie’s on the Water – Newcastle

For bistro dining that combines amazing food with spectacular views, head to Jessie’s on the Water inside Valentine Bowling Club. Set up above the marina, you’ll be treated to tranquil views of the ocean while you enjoy high-quality food—all for an affordable price.

Simply come in, or book a table, and enjoy the experience at Jessie’s on the Water. Serving up all your bistro favourites, including burgers, pastas and $10 meals, your tastebuds (and your wallet) will love it here!
Where: 16 Valentine Cres, Valentine NSW 2280


Prefer to spend your Friday night being wined and dined? Kick it up a notch by heading to this French restaurant.

Le Passe Temps

True dining elegance, La Passe Temps – Newcastle

Looking for a dining venue where you’ll be thoroughly spoilt? Then Le Passe Temps is for you. Boasting elegant interiors and delicious French cuisine, this restaurant truly offers it all when it comes to fine dining. Drawing from the classic beauty of the 1920s, you’ll be seduced as soon as you walk through their doors. Found inside an old bank building, this restaurant exudes class, sophistication and elegance.

Using traditional French recipes, you and your partner will be delighted by everything on the menu at Le Passe Temps. To perfectly complement your meal, enjoy a bottle of authentic French champagne, or opt for a delicious cocktail made by their professional bar staff. Open 7 days, be sure to try this location when you want to spoil that special someone.
Where: 73/75 Hunter St, Newcastle NSW 2300


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Have you found a unique restaurant in Newcastle? Tell us about it in the comments below!

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